"Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." Psalm 62:-12
What is the condition of your soul? Can you say like David, “Truly my soul finds rest in God”?
When I notice that my soul is not at rest, it is usually because I am busy, trying to get everything done in my own effort. It is only when I come to the end of myself that I am open to the rest God has to offer. Left with nowhere to go but to God, my first words are usually, “I can’t – God, I can’t do this.” Once my heart is ready to receive, God’s still small voice says, “That’s right, you can’t, but I can. Why do you keep trying to do all this without me?” When I find that place of rest in God, I can go back to the same pressures, the same circumstances, and be a completely different person, at peace and at rest.
Take comfort in what Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. "But he (God) said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
This week let your weaknesses, your circumstances, drive you to find rest in God and gain Christ’s power. With His help, you can approach your day as a completely different person, as one who is at rest in your soul and strengthened by the power of God.
Father, I confess that my natural default is to be independent. Thank you for being willing to let me come to the end of myself so that I can find what I am lacking, Your rest and Your power. Next time, help me to run to You first, before life gets frantic, so that being at rest is reflected in my daily life.
Posted on Wed, August 29, 2012
by Cathy Hurtado